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sure hamas in gaza does not govern the relationship with egypt but that he did governs the relationship with hamas. if this is the route that the government of egypt pursues, then the potential for working relationship with israel is possible. if it tries to achieve political success via ideological means, then we, in the united states, will be in a difficult position and the israelis will be any more difficult position. we are about to see the completion of the security fence. people think of what is going up between the west bank and pre-'67 israel. it will not be done for a long time. the one i'm talking about is along the egypt-israel border which has unanimous support among the israeli political system and has gone up with lightning speed. that is almost completed and is likely to have a powerful impact on the potential for terrorism and inviting from inside egypt to israel. you have a question earlier? no? howard. >> 10 years ago, we were frantically trying to buy of stinger missiles in bosnia which got there from afghanistan, probably. if we consider legal support to the syrian f
more professional than hamas fighters, the number of casualties on the palestinian side are always going to be much greater, thereby leaving an impression that there's somehow something unfair about the war. this is precisely a time when you need correspondents who have spent years in the region because, by and large, you ask me what i think of the coverage. i think it's surface. it focuses on the obvious, the casualties. you don't hear much about the underlying causes or what the underlying possibilities may be for agreement between the two sides. i think that's one of the things we have lost in not having resident correspondents who report from a region year after year after year. >> it's interesting, just an additional point there, ted, that a couple of nights ago abc world news tonight had christian ammanpor in jerusalem. she happened to be doing another story when the gaza story erupted and diane sawyer turned to her and said she there was to do the inside story but they gave her 45 seconds to do the inside story and she couldn't get it out. it was very difficult. that is yet
-up in a recession. the -- hamas we -- we end up in a recession. government debt is equal, and to the penny, to the non- government surplus. in every country in the world, this is true. the government deficit is the non-government's surplus. their red ink becomes our black thing. their deficit is our surplus. the grand bargain means austerity. those reductions in the government deficit -- if the government continues to reduce its deficit, it means the private sector surplus will fall. it shows you what will happen when the private sector surplus falls too far. this picture has no economic meaning. it drives lots of concern and hysteria, but it has no economic meaning. alan greenspan was asked a question by paul ryan. this was years ago. paul ryan posed a question. he said, "wouldn't it be a good idea to introduce personal savings accounts? and wouldn't that put social security on a more stable, secure footing, going forward? when this improve the solvency of the system?" alan greenspan's response had to come as a surprise to the congressman. he said, "i would not say that social security is
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